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How to exclude folders from Endpoint

Created: 27 Jun 2013 • Updated: 23 Jul 2013 | 7 comments
kaplang's picture
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Is it possible to exclude an entire directory from scan from Endpoint 12.x?

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James007's picture

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

Article:TECH183201  |  Created: 2012-03-07  |  Updated: 2012-09-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH183201

 Creating exceptions for Symantec Endpoint Protection

 

Article:HOWTO80919  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-06-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80919

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About the files and folders that Symantec Endpoint Protection excludes from virus and spyware scans

 

Article:HOWTO80947  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-06-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80947

 

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.Brian's picture

Yes. Are you doing this from the SEPM or client?

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AJ_01's picture

Yes it is possible

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

 

Article:TECH183201  |  Created: 2012-03-07  |  Updated: 2012-09-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH183201

About the files and folders that Symantec Endpoint Protection excludes from virus and spyware scans

 

Article:HOWTO54876  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2012-10-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO54876

 

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AJ

SebastianZ's picture

It is possible - just exlude the whole folder following the KB below:

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Exclude a folder from scans -> Supported on Windows and Mac clients.

Excludes a folder from virus and spyware scans, SONAR, or all scans on Windows clients. You can also exclude a folder from virus and spyware scans on Mac clients.

Excluding a file or a folder from scans

Article:HOWTO80920  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-06-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80920

 

Amit Suthar's picture

Hi,

Log into the SEPM and click Policies.

  1. Under Policies click Exceptions.
  2. Under Tasks click Add an Exceptions policy. This will create and open a new Centralized Exceptions Policy.
  3. In the left pane, click Exceptions policy and select Edit the policy under Tasks.
  4. In the policy, select Exceptions.
  5. Click the Add button to open a drop-down menu. Move the cursor over Windows Exceptions to open a second drop-down menu.
  6. Select one of the nine options: Application, Application to Monitor, Application Control, Extensions, File, Folder.

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Exclude a folder from scans - Supported on Windows and Mac clients.

Excludes a folder from virus and spyware scans, SONAR, or all scans on Windows clients. You can also exclude a folder from virus and spyware scans on Mac clients.

See Excluding a file or a folder from scans.

Reference: 

Creating exceptions for Symantec Endpoint Protection

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80919

Hope that helps!!

 

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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